Escaped trusty back in custody after walking off work detail Tuesday morning

Jones walked off a Rankin County Sheriff's work detail Tuesday, authorities say.
Jones walked off a Rankin County Sheriff's work detail Tuesday, authorities say.(Rankin Co. Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 8:53 AM CDT
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RANKIN CO., Miss. (WLBT) - The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office says the trusty that allegedly walked off a work site Tuesday morning is back in custody.

George Edward Jones has been arrested, along with the person who picked him up Tuesday after he walked off a work detail, according to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department.

He was arrested by the sheriff’s office, with the help of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Byram Police Department.

He is being taken to the Rankin County Jail.

At approximately 5 a.m., Jones, Jr., walked away from a work detail at the sheriff’s office.

Jones was serving time in the Rankin County Trusty Program for auto burglary.

According to the department, Jones left the Brandon area after being picked up by a suspect in a gray, four-door Honda Accord.

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